Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Global Maritime Fund II

What's that?! You might be wondering, dear reader(s). 'Not if they work at J.P. Morgan, boss. They'll already know.' Well, thank you, Voice. Thank you for spoiling the surprise. 'Sorry.' Idiot!

Okay. Er, this Global Maritime Fund II is a new fund from J.P. Morgan Global Alternatives, which is an arm of J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Anyway, $480 million has been raised for this new fund. '$80 million more than they wanted.' I know. And the question is: Why couldn't they go for the cool half a billion?

Never mind. I guess some people in this world aren't all that ambitious. We shouldn't judge them, dear reader(s).

Oh, oh ... as the title suggests, the name of the fund suggests, it's going to invest in shipping. They want to take advantage of the downturn in the shipping market, apparently. 'Obviously someone at the firm fancies being the new Aristotle Onassis, boss.' Probably, Voice. But will they be able to sail in high winds? 'What?' You know, man: We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds. 'Oh, of course. The wisdom of Onassis.' Yes.


Anything else? Austerity? 'Eh?' Austerity. 'Oh.' Yes. Oh, this might be the best article I've read on austerity.

Music? My music? There's not much going on at the moment. It's too hot to record. Unless I want the sound of a fan in the background. 'You've got a fan, Mikey?! Great!' Yes, Voice. To keep me cool in the summer months. 'Oh, that sort of fan.' What?

What's he going on about? Never mind. / Politics? I'm thinking that the election result was perfect. Absolutely perfect. The government, such as it is, owns the Brexit shambles, but ... doesn't really have the power to do much now. 'Nice, boss.' Yes, Voice, it is. / And God knows what will happen today! 'You better ask Him. He's your mate.' Yeah, right.